Monday, March 21, 2011

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Tour (Day 1): THE RESURRECTION by Mike Duran

I love it when people I know get professionally published, even when I don't know them all that well. Mike Duran and I have exchanged notes a couple of times over email the last couple of years, mostly because we both did a little work (okay, I did a little, he did a lot) with a little magazine called Coach's Midnight Diner. I follow him on twitter. I lurk around at his blog from time to time.

And I'm thrilled to say that Mike's first novel, The Resurrection is available at bookstores everywhere now! Here's the description of the book:

When Ruby Case, an unassuming crippled woman, inexplicably raises a boy from the dead, she creates uproar in the quiet coastal town of Stonetree. Some brand her a witch, others a miracle worker. Yet Reverend Ian Clark could care less. Dogged by demons and immersed in self-pity, Clark is being unwittingly drawn into a secret religious order--one that threatens his very life. But he's about to get a wake-up call.

Together, Ruby and Reverend Clark are thrust into a search for answers... and a collision with unspeakable darkness. For behind the quaint tourist shops and artist colonies lies a history of deceit. And a presence more malignant than anything they can imagine. Yet a battle is brewing, the resurrection is the first volley, and the unlikely duo are the only ones who can save them. But can they overcome their own brokenness in time to stop the evil, or will they be its next victim?

This week the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour is talking about Mike's book, so if you follow the links below this week you'll find reviews, interviews and so on all week. I think you'll find it enjoyable. If you don't want to click through all the links, Becky
usually keeps track of who has posted and on what topics.

Noah Arsenault
Brandon Barr
Red Bissell
Book Reviews By Molly
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
Melissa Carswell
Jeff Chapman
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Wanda Costinak
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Janey DeMeo
Cynthia Dyer
Tori Greene
Nikole Hahn
Katie Hart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McNear
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
John W. Otte
Gavin Patchett
Sarah Sawyer
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Dave Wilson